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Highly Qualified

Highly Qualified
To comply with "No Child Left Behind" regulation, to be designated as a "Highly Qualified" non-licensed support professional, you must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Option A: Complete an Associate’s (or higher) degree from an accredited college/university.
  • Option B: Complete two years (48 semester hours) of study from an accredited college/university.
  • Option C: Meet a rigorous standard of quality and be able to demonstrate, through a formal State or local academic assessment (the ParaPro Assessment), knowledge of and the ability to assist in instructing reading, writing and mathematics.
  • Option D: A current or previous licensed teacher. A copy of the licensure form must be attached.

Non-licensed employees working in a classroom setting in any Title I school are required to be Highly Qualified.

Part time ESP assistants in the following titles may be eligible for a higher lane (Classroom Assistants, Media Assistants, Special Education Instructional Assistants). Complete the HQ form in Skyward Employee Access and provide your transcripts, diploma or ParaPro Assessment to Human Resources for review.